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How to adapt your running in difficult times

How quick our normal changes…. Just over two weeks ago I shared my last group run with a bunch of like-minded runners. We enjoyed the miles and the chat and planned our next run. But that meet-up never happened. Within a week all club training was cancelled, parkrun was suspended and all spring races were postponed due to the Covid-19…

How to run safely in coronavirus times

Runners and Social Distancing – how we can play our part :  Another few weeks into lockdown and we are all getting very familiar with our local paths and parks. Hopefully, you have discovered some delightful neighbourhood secrets and enjoyed your running adventures even if they are not quite what you had originally planned for these spring months. Welcome to…

All our plans for April 2020

You might feel frustrated with your lack of running freedom right now. Indeed our races, running buddies, club facilities and usual routes are out of reach. It can feel tough combined with all the other changes in our lives this month. Earlier this week I wrote in The Irish Times about how to adapt our training in this difficult time. It’s worth…

The run that changed everything….

I ran my first marathon 15 years ago today – London Marathon 2005. At the time I expected it to be my only marathon, a once in a lifetime experience. Somehow, 15 years on, I’m delighted and surprised to say coaching people to run is now my  fulltime job. How did that happen? Heading into the unknown 17th April 2005…